Insights on the latest technologies, trends processes and advancements within technology, as well as Audacia news and updates.
How to get company-wide buy-in for construction technology projects
It’s an exciting prospect, investing in new technology that will propel your construction firm forward. Competitive advantage, enhanced productivity, delighted staff and/or customers, eliminated operational pain points and boosted profits are close at hand. However, getting everyone in the business on board with technology changes needs to be carefully managed.
When to prioritise technology investments in construction
Construction is one of the world’s least digitised industries according to a recent report, still relying on analogue data.
The research found that digital transformation results in productivity gains of 14-15% and cost reductions of 4-6%. A clear indication that effective digital solutions deliver visible business benefits.
However, when is the best time for your constructio…
How to scope requirements for your digital construction project
There are a number of well-established off-the-shelf software packages tailored for the construction industry. However if, like many construction firms, you find these digital products don’t meet all of your requirements, you’ll be investing in technology that is custom-made specifically for your business and your unique processes.
Once you’ve identified an appropriate suppli…
Evaluating technical suppliers for digital construction projects
If you’re in the process of incorporating new technologies into your construction company and are ready to select a supplier for the project then you’ll know the importance of evaluating options thoroughly.
This stage is critical to get right, as the solutions provider you ultimately choose will become a partner that you need to trust to deliver transformational technologies …
3 times technology solved common construction problems
With an increase in technology adoption to streamline business processes and improve workflows, productivity rates have increased as much as 1500% in some industries. However, according to the Office for National Statistics, since 1994, although output per hour has improved by 60% in the manufacturing industry and 30% in services, it has only achieved a 5% increase in constru…
Manufacturing CEOs: 5 signs it’s time to review software systems
Does software only get attention when something goes wrong? If so, you’re not alone.
Manufacturing businesses can often view software solutions as a fix to a problem, rather than a business enabler. But having adaptable systems is key to enabling your business to scale in line with your ambitions and provide a platform for strategic innovation.
To follow on from Digital Manuf…
Audacia launches bespoke software platform for Techbuyer
The six month project delivered a stable and robust platform that reduces downtime, improves reporting, resilience and sales management and provides enriched product data.
Techbuyer IT security manager, Rich Kenny, said:
“We complied an initial list of almost 40 soft…
Why technology is key to continuous improvement
Continuous improvement is far from a new philosophy. Dating back to the 1950's, Japanese manufacturers such as Toyota decided to make incremental changes in processes and products to remove waste and increase business efficiencies and outcomes.
The same is true today. Through ongoing efforts to improve the quality of services, products and processes through constant review, m…
What is .NET Core?
First, A Little History on .NET
During the late 90s, Microsoft started work on something that they were calling Next Generation Windows Services (or NGWS for short). NGWS was originally designed to let Windows users access all kinds of services over the Internet.
In fact, in an early presentation for NGWS, Steve Balmer (who hated the name NGWS) said that it would allow users …